God is a Geek's Scores

  • Games
For 1,084 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Lowest review score: 20 LocoCycle
Score distribution:
1085 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though technically iffy, Dark Souls 3 is yet another example of how worlds should be built: interlocking, beautiful, and interesting. The combat feels quick and fresh, and despite a few bosses that feel unfair, it's a glorious return to form for the series.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s comfortably the best Alien game ever made, and delivers authenticity along with a new story that is worth seeing, experiencing, and fleeing from into the darkness. Never once allowing the immersion to be broken, Creative Assembly have done it. They have actually done it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is no denying that the physics and physicality are seriously impressive – if the Infinity 2 engine is able to deliver so impressively, then we are eager to see how the Ignite Engine will make a difference when sports games start to arrive on the next generation of consoles.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its breathtaking take on the world of cars is a petrol head’s wet dream.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Finally a game designed to truly showcase what the Wii U's unique feature set can do.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s not perfect, no, but it brings such joy to the player that it’s impossible not to fall utterly, head-over-heels in love with it. Aside from online multiplayer, it’s tricky to know just what else Ubisoft Montpellier could have brought to the table here, as there really is such a high level of detail, care and love for their product.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hyper Light Drifter is one of the most perfectly balanced, stylish and intriguing action RPGs of recent times.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At a price of around a tenner, Monster Hunter Freedom Unite may be one of the more expensive apps out there, but you’re looking at over a hundred hours of gameplay, with one of the best ports I’ve ever played on an iOS device.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Banner Saga is one of the most original games you’ll play this year. That such a small team has managed to create a story that will be unique to every player is astonishing, and that the story actually makes you care even more so.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best Pac-Man game ever. The formula may be an old one, but sometimes the old ones are the best – or at least they would be if they didn’t have Facebook integration.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Auction House is gone, the loot system is fixed and we finally have a proper end-game that will keep both new and experienced players fighting for many hours to come.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By discarding any semblance of plot, characterisation and conventional mechanics, Proteus is a brave and highly original title that forces you to use your imagination, and forges unforgettable memories through simple exploration and a sense of wide-eyed, almost childlike wonder.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Easily one of the best mobile games I’ve played this year, Anomaly 2 is a tour de force of impressive visuals and exciting gameplay that raises the bar for mobile strategy games. It’s a refreshing take on a genre that clearly has some new ideas left in it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not all of the acting is perfect, admittedly, and the audio presentation won’t be to everyone’s tastes, but when it works Cloud Chamber is an absorbing, massive, occasionally unsettling, but absolutely compelling experiment in community narrative investigation.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A clever, ghost-busting title that’s even better with friends.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The juxtaposition of cartoonish humour with incredibly dark and macabre imagery and story direction means that even after playing for several hours you’ll still find things to surprise and shock you.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is how you do DLC. Superb value for money that truly gives you a reason to revisit one of 2014's best games.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s a shame there are only five levels, but what is here is eye-wateringly good.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The finale the game deserved, cementing Life is Strange as one of the best games, and biggest surprises, of 2015.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s the style that shines through, though. I said it when Persona 4 Arena came out and it stands true for Ultimax; Persona 4 Arena is the most stylish fighting game ever, and a gem of the genre to boot, thanks to its combination of appealing and genuinly cool aesthetics with ocean deep gameplay.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ironically, Bravely Default is one of the best Final Fantasies in years. Taking the very best of 8/16-bit entries of the series, and bringing them up to date with some beautiful graphics, clever features and engaging gameplay, this is a must for someone looking for a more traditional JRPG.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With its superb atmosphere and genuinely innovative inclusions, this is perhaps the best World Cup tie-in of recent times.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Lara Croft GO is one of the best puzzle games available today, and a perfect reimagining of Tomb Raider in a stylish package.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Project CARS strips back racing to what it should be: just the car, the track and you.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best basketball game around, giving you an enjoyable and realistic experience with tons of modes and options that will keep you busy for hours.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dark, compelling, and occasionally unflinchingly brutal, Shadow of Mordor is Lord of the Rings for grown-ups. It’s not just a good game based on an established franchise, but a fantastic game in its own right and one that deserves to be judged purely by its own merits, and not by what has come before.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is my favourite rhythm game across all platforms, with its song selection spreading across all genres, perfect core gameplay, and fantastic presentation.

    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gearbox has taken two of the finest RTSs ever made and turned them into something you’d be proud to show off on any modern gaming PC. Fans of the originals will fall in love with this, and if you missed them the first time around you’re getting two of the very best RTSs ever made with this.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Don’t be a conformist, grab this one and indulge in the stupid toilet humour and dick jokes that it possesses. One of the best games of 2014 so far.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When you’re in the thick of the action, Titanfall is like no other shooter. It succeeds in making you feel like a superhero, piloting a giant mech to destroy your enemies with ferocious aggression. The fact there’s no option for private matches is an odd one, and there’s not a huge amount of guns on offer, really, but it’s arguably unfair to come down too hard on a developer choosing to focus on gameplay innovation over peripheral issues.
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    • 77 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    Playing the first episode of Hitman brought back fond memories of unique kills from previous titles, with the grander and more compelling scale of the game adding tons of replayability. I don’t doubt there will be those left frustrated with the game’s short length, but its focus on great gameplay is where Hitman truly shines. Even though you only feel like you’ve dipped your toes in the water, the first instalment of Hitman leaves a lot of promise for the rest of the series.